John Hay, Edinburgh 1828, "Kings" Sterling Serving Spoon
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At 9" long and weighing a substantial 2.1 T. oz., this large table or serving spoon has Scottish origins.
It is clearly stamped with a castle for Edinburgh, a thistle for sterling, a date letter W for 1828, and a bust duty mark. The maker's initials are "JH," for John Hay whose dates correspond with this.
The handle features a "Kings" pattern on the front, and a plain backside with a thumb drop on the heel of the bowl.
There is a script "G" monogram.
It is in exceptionally fine condition. Pattern wear is nil and the finish has a hand-polished-only brilliance. The bowl is flawless, absent any tip wear, and free of dents, nicks, or burrs.